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The book covers archive

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Previous posts about book covers or cover design.

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In Homage to Priapus

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Acid covers

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Morning of the Magicians book covers

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Doctor Moreau book covers

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Harry Willock book covers

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We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

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City of Night by John Rechy

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Tom Adams book covers

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Mati Klarwein book covers

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Alembic and Ligier Richier

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Covering Joyce

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The Eighth Court

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On self-imitation

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In the Key of Blue by John Addington Symonds

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Design as virus #15: David Pelham’s Clockwork Orange

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Tentacles #1: The Boats of the ‘Glen Carrig’

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Chute libre science fiction

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Books Borges never wrote

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L’art dans la décoration extérieure des livres

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Recovering Viriconium

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Covering Viriconium

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Ray Bradbury, 1920–2012

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La Morphine by Victorien du Saussay

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Amy Sacker, book designer

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The Courts of the Feyre

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Edward Gorey book covers

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Klaphek versus Ballard

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Ed Wood’s Sleaze Paperbacks

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John Holmes, 1935–2011

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Wroblewski covers Burroughs

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The fantastic and apocalyptic art of Bruce Pennington

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Polish Book Cover Contest Winners

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Carl Corley

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Designs on Kafka

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Art Deco bindings

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Wildeana #4

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Gilded volumes

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Forbidden volumes

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Beardsley’s Rape of the Lock

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The art of scent revisited

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The House of Orchids by George Sterling

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Hand bookbindings

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Alexandre de Riquer book covers

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More decorated books from the Netherlands

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Contemporary bookbindings

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Sherbert and Sodomy

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Margaret Armstrong book designs

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Bradley does Beardsley

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Peter Edwards times two

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More science fiction covers

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The Art of Fontana Modern Masters

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Nabokov book covers

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Netherlands decorated books

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March of the Penguins

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Science fiction and fantasy covers

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The art of Ed Emshwiller, 1925–1990

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The King in Yellow

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Samuel Beckett and Russell Mills

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Penguin science fiction

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Ma Petite Ville

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Groovy book covers

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Bugger Boy

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Rockwell Kent’s Moby Dick

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Alan Aldridge: The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes

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Ronald Searle book covers

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The faces of Parsifal

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The monstrous tome

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Reynard the Fox

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The New Love Poetry

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Phallic worship

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The art of Ian Miller

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Recovering Bond

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Old book covers

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Pasticheur’s Addiction

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Arthur Machen book covers

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Repackaging Cormac

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Ballantine Adult Fantasy covers

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The World’s Greatest Detective

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Dorian Gray revisited

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Beardsley’s Salomé

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Clark Ashton Smith book covers

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James Bond postage stamps

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Stevenson and the dynamiters

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Decorated Russian book covers

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Russian book jackets, 1917–1942

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Penguin Labyrinths and the Thief’s Journal

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Kafka and Kupka

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Philip José Farmer book covers

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Crossed destinies revisted

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Jack Kerouac book covers

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Wanna see something really scary?

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The art of Bob Pepper

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Philip K Dick book covers

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Masonic fonts and the designer’s dark materials

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Boys Own Books

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Penguin designer David Pelham talks

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Fantastic art from Pan Books

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Penguin Surrealism

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Hospital by Toby Litt

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Cormac McCarthy book covers

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Crossed destinies: when the Quays met Calvino

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Revenant volumes: Bob Haberfield, New Worlds and others

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Thomas Allen’s paperback art

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Perfume: the art of scent

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City of Spades

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DIY aesthetics

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Penguin book covers

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Dorothy Parker

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War of the Worlds book covers

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JG Ballard book covers

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William Burroughs book covers

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Czech book covers

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The Absolute Elsewhere

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The Hetzel editions of Jules Verne

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Gay book covers

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